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Scott Morrison sends a letter to an Australian family urging them to book a Covid-19 booster shot

Scott Morrison urges all Australians to bring booster shots forward to prevent Covid-19’s disastrous fourth wave.

As Australia continues to open, the dark reality of Covid-19’s weakened immunity is fully demonstrated in Europe. In Europe, cases are increasing, hospitals are overwhelmed, and countries are returning to blockade.

The Prime Minister sends a letter to the Australians asking the person who did the second jab at least six months ago to book a booster.

Camera iconPrime Minister Scott Morrison received his Covid-19 booster shot earlier this month, calling on Australians to do the same. NCA NewsWire / Jeremy Piper credit: News Corp Australia

“Australia is currently one of the countries with the lowest number of cases per capita in the world, and our health care has saved more than 30,000 lives,” said Health Minister Greg Hunt and Paul Kelly. A letter co-signed by the Chief Health Officer states.

“Thanks to the high immunization rates, we are now reopening, our economy has revived vigorously, and people are able to meet, travel and lead a more normal life with their families.

“A key part of this process is to make vaccine boosters accessible to everyone in Australia so that they can maintain their best protection against serious illness and death.

“Everyone in Australia is encouraged to take a vaccine booster so that each of us can be kept safe.”

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Camera iconPrime Minister Scott Morrison and Jane Mariciak receive a Covid-19 booster shot. NCA NewsWire / Jeremy Piper credit: News Corp Australia

Along with the letter, you will be sent an information sheet that allows the family to list the dates of the upcoming booster shots for each member.

With over 151 million additional Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots ordered, boosters are available from GPs and pharmacists.

Reservations can also be made from the federal government website.

Vaccination rates continue to rise nationwide, and Lieutenant John Fluen, head of the Vaccination Task Force, said he was surprised at the increase in the number of Australians.

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Camera iconLieutenant John Frewen, commander of the COVID-19 Task Force, said the vaccine intake was “amazing” but needs to be maintained. NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage credit: News Corp Australia

“People understand how important these vaccines are not only for their own safety, but also for the safety of their friends and family,” he told Nine’s Today Show.

“Boosters are available. There are no supply issues we faced early on. It’s very easy to get a booster, and I encourage everyone to do so.

“Get ready now … it’s time, not after it happened in the community.”

As of Friday, over 86% of Australians over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated.

Lieutenant Fluen said he was preparing to deploy vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 in the New Year.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunity is expected to make a decision within a few weeks, and if the program is approved, the jab will begin in January.

As the winter months and the fourth wave settle, many European countries rush into the blockade, bringing about booster propulsion.

Scott Morrison sends a letter to an Australian family urging them to book a Covid-19 booster shot

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